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Remove Search.searchwytsn.com Redirect

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Search.searchwytsn.com is the primary page for a browser hijacker that is also known as Watch Your TV Shows Now. SaferBrowser is the software developer that made it. That company is notorious with its browser hijackers. The unwanted program changes the new tab, homepage, and search engine of your browsers. A toolbar will appear on top of your browser applications. An add-on, tied to the hijacker can show. You will witness redirects. To remove the hijacker and its files, you should read the full article.

Threat Summary

Name Search.searchwytsn.com
Type Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short Description The hijacker can change the homepage, search engine and new tab window on the browser applications you have.
Symptoms The homepage, search engine and new tab of all your browsers will be changed to Search.searchwytsn.com. You will be redirected and may see advertising content.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundle Packages
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Search.searchwytsn.com – Delivery Ways

Watch Your TV Shows Now has a couple of ways for delivery, and one of them is via third-party installations. Without notifying you, installers found in bundle packages and freeware could put the hijacker inside your computer device. By default, such install setups could be set to add extra components. Avoiding of getting unwanted components is possible if you find Custom or Advanced settings. From there, you should be able to deselect them.

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Watch Your TV Shows Now might be delivered with an extension found on different websites as well as the one found on the Google Chrome Web Store. On the above snapshot, you can view the primary domain of Search.searchwytsn.com, which is used as the main download directory of the browser extension which is related to it. The hijacker redirect might pop up from redirecting links or advertisements from suspicious websites. Browsers that could get affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari.

Search.searchwytsn.com – More Information

Search.searchwytsn.com is the main page of a browser hijacker which is also known by the name Watch Your TV Shows Now. The website claims to provide a one-click access to movie and TV show services like Hulu and Netflix. Those services become accessible from a toolbar which is placed in your browsers with other links, which can spread lots of advertisements. Your default search engine is going to be changed to Search.searchwytsn.com.

That is how the search engine looks:

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If the hijacker is present on your computer, you will get constantly redirected to the newly set search engine. More browser settings will get switched by the unwanted software as well, like your default homepage, new tab setting, themes, and other ones. The developer of this hijacker is the company SaferBrowser. There are dozens like it, but this one is very similar to the Search.searchglnn.com Hijacker. We have lots of articles about these hijackers in our blog.

A related browser extension could reside inside your browser programs and might have modified various settings, such as the homepage, new tab, default search, plus some others. Such components including those extensions usually come from installer setups of bundled software. As a result, you can witness many redirects being displayed when you are browsing. Information is obtained from you and is sent to servers of the Search.searchwytsn.com developers. Third party partners and affiliates could receive some of the information, as well.

The extension does the following:

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
  • Manage your apps, extensions, and themes

In case you use the Search.searchwytsn.com page, every single search query you make will go through its servers and be filtered. Sponsored content or targeted advertisements can show up in the search results for each session. The advertising content could take the shape of in-text links, pop-ups, pop-unders, or other similar advert types.

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From the image shown above, you can see the redirect used in the search results of Search.searchwytsn.com. That is a sub-domain of this hijacker, and it appears only for several seconds. Your search queries will be filtered, and that data is going to be sent to that sub-domain. Afterward, you will see the search results page of a widely known search engine. In the below screenshot you can see an example showing the search results page of Yahoo Search:

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Be careful with every search term you type out inside search bars, especially if its credential data, account details or personal information. Read further to find out what information is collected about you and your online habits.

Search.searchwytsn.com – Privacy Policy

In the Privacy Policy of Search.searchwytsn.com is written that both personally and non-personally identifying information can be gathered by this hijacker. The SaferBrowser company has not made any modifications to their Privacy Policy of programs with browser hijacking capabilities in ages. All of the data that is acquired from you could be shared with third party companies, which could have some business affiliation with SaferBrowser.

The policy states that the following information is collected:

  • Search queries and all data you type in searches
  • Search data and specifics of searches
  • Country of residence, home address
  • URLs and clicks
  • IP address
  • Browser (version and type)
  • Name, education, interests
  • Communications preferences
  • Telephone number
  • Operating System (plus other related data)

You can view The Policy from the below screenshot:

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Reading the Privacy Policy through unveils a statement of how the usage of any application or service related to the Search.searchwytsn.com website, will automatically be considered for your approval of personal data collection. The SaferBrowser company obtains information about you and your browsing activity. The website makes use of browser cookies, along with more tracking technologies, such as Web beacons, which can acquire more information from you. You should be on alert when using the search engine of this hijacker and when you are browsing in general.

Remove Search.searchwytsn.com Fully

To remove Search.searchwytsn.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the browser hijacker entirely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software helps keep your computer secure in the future.

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How to Remove Search.searchwytsn.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Search.searchwytsn.com

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Search.searchwytsn.com and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Search.searchwytsn.com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Search.searchwytsn.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Search.searchwytsn.com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Search.searchwytsn.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Search.searchwytsn.com and remove related files and objects

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We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Search.searchwytsn.com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Search.searchwytsn.com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Search.searchwytsn.com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Search.searchwytsn.com via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Search.searchwytsn.com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Search.searchwytsn.com files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Search.searchwytsn.com, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Search.searchwytsn.com:


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Remove Search.searchwytsn.com from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase Search.searchwytsn.com from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall Search.searchwytsn.com from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove Search.searchwytsn.com from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Search.searchwytsn.com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Search.searchwytsn.com from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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